Summer Program

San Francisco's premier academic and recreation summer program

Convent & Stuart Hall offers a balanced, K-8 coeducational summer program that combines discovery-based academic sessions with recreational afternoons rooted in performing arts, athletics, visual arts, creative design and science. The summer program is open to the public and the faculty is largely composed of Convent & Stuart Hall educators along with faculty from some of the best public, parochial and independent schools in the Bay Area.


2019 Summer Program: June 17–July 26
Session 1: June 17–July 3 (camp closed July 4–5)
Session 2: July 8–26

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2019 Summer Programs

Kinder Kids

Kinder Kids Camp

Mornings: 8:45–11:45 a.m.
Grade Level: Entering Kindergarteners
Session 1: Students placed in single-sex classrooms; open to entering Convent Elementary & Stuart Hall for Boys Kindergarten students only
Session 2: Students placed in coed classrooms; open to all Kindergarten students

Kinder Kids Camp is designed to help entering kindergarten students (and parents) make a smooth transition to the new school year.

At the beginning of each session, teachers introduce a variety of classroom routines and lively activities to provide campers with an academic and social foundation for kindergarten. Campers use educational manipulatives, games and other resources to develop fun and collaborative connections with their peers and teachers. Kinder Kids Camp offers valuable developmental experience in preparation for the coming school year.

Kinder Kids campers are invited to join us for the afternoon Young at Heart Recreation Camp.

Pricing

Session 1: $855 (no camp July 4–5)
Session 2: $945

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Morning Academics

Morning Academic Program

Mornings: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Grade Level: Entering Grades 1–4 
Sessions: Coed classrooms

We aim to prepare each camper for a smooth transition to the new school year with engaging, theme-based curriculum in coed, grade-specific classrooms.

Each session of the Morning Academic Program begins with a basic review of concepts from the previous grade level. Teachers differentiate instruction and reinforce common themes, standards and expectations from the prior school year aimed to help solidify existing skill sets and knowledge bases. As camp progresses, the focus shifts to reflect curriculum that campers can expect in the coming year, with an emphasis on math and language arts. A fully integrated Digital Literacy & Design program is available for campers in the Morning Academic Program, with full access to the Unkefer Spark Studio, where students will explore, design, engineer and tinker.

Routines and expectations provide a comfortable space for making new friends and building upon existing relationships. All campers are informally assessed, and feedback is shared with families throughout each session. Campers leave the Summer Program having gained valuable experience and confidence that prepares them for a smooth transition into the next grade level. 

All campers are invited to join us for the afternoon Young at Heart Recreation Camp.

Pricing

Session 1: $855 (no camp July 4–5
Session 2: $945

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Multi-Sensory Literacy

Multi-Sensory Literacy Program

Mornings: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Grade Level:  Entering Grades 1, 2 and 3
Sessions: Coed classrooms; students must be referred by their school’s learning specialist

The Convent & Stuart Hall Summer Program offers an Orton Gillingham-based literacy program, designed to support incoming first, second and third grade students who are progressing toward grade-level expectations in the areas of reading, spelling and writing.

Class time focuses on developing and reinforcing foundational skills such as sounds, syllable types, sentence fluency and spelling consistency. The class uses strategies that are multi-sensory and sequential in nature, providing repetition for the learning and consolidation of skills. Classes are led by qualified reading specialists and are limited to a maximum of 15 students.

All campers are invited to join us for the afternoon Young at Heart Recreation Camp.

Pricing

Session 1: $1020 (no camp July 4–5)
Session 2: $1140

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Young at Heart Recreation

Young at Heart Recreation Camp

Afternoon Session: 1–4 p.m.
Grade Level:  Entering Kindergarten to Grade 4
Sessions: Coed, age-appropriate groups

Campers participate in a variety of daily rotations, while enjoying theme-based dress-up days, scavenger hunts, talent shows, special guest performances, camp carnivals and more.

Campers fully utilize the school’s premier facilities in their daily rotations through experiencing athletics, creative arts, science and technology, all in one afternoon. Campers enjoy talent shows, dressing up on theme days, scavenger hunts, carnivals and more. This environment sets the foundation for each camper to be his or her authentic self while building meaningful connections with teachers, counselors and peers.

Pricing

Session 1: $750 (no camp July 4–5)
Session 2: $840

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Counselor in Training

Counselor in Training Program

Full-Day Session: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Grade Level: Entering Grades 5– 8
Sessions: Coed groups

The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is designed for students entering Grades 5–8 who are interested in teaching and mentoring opportunities. CITs gain valuable life skills while practicing conflict resolution, safety awareness, communication skills, critical thinking, program planning and team building. All CITs will be trained alongside high school and college-level counselors while serving as positive role models for campers in Grades K–4. 

Pricing

Sessions: $400 per week; $240 for the week of July 1–3 (no camp July 4–5)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are discounts available?

There is a $100 sibling discount available for families who have more than one participant in a given session. After the first child is registered, the $100 discount can be applied to all subsequent sibling participants. for that session. To activate the discount, please enter "sibling" in the field that reads "Enter Discount Code" at the time of registration.

What is the deposit amount, and are refunds available?

Deposit Policy: A $300 deposit per session will be due at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be due by Monday, June 3, 2019.  All unpaid balances will be processed on Friday, June 14th, 2019. All deposits are non refundable (unless a course is cancelled due to low enrollment). Deposits confirm your child's spot in the program. No full or partial refunds of tuition will be made for any reason after June 3, 2019.

Refund Policy: All courses are subject to minimum enrollment requirements. A 100% refund, including the otherwise non refundable deposit, will be made for program withdrawals due to the cancellation of a course. Content described in course descriptions is subject to change to best meet the needs of students and program. For ALL other cancellations there will be no consideration of refund of deposit as our staffing models are dependent upon enrollment projections. There will be no refund of any portion of payment for program cancellation after June 3, 2019. We regret that there can be no exceptions to this policy.

Do campers need to bring their own snack and/or lunch?

No. All campers enrolled in morning programs will have access to a healthy morning snack. Campers enrolled in afternoon programs will have access to lunch and an afternoon snack. A full menu will be shared with families closer to the camp start date, at which point families can decide if they'd like to pack their own snack and/or lunch.

What is the attendance policy?

We understand that summer scheduling can be quite challenging, however, due to the academic nature of the program, we encourage campers to be present as much as possible for the duration of the program. As a reminder, refunds will not be issued for partial attendance or cancellations due to last minute schedule changes.

What are the behavioral expectations during the summer?

All participants have the right to enjoy a positive community experience. Accordingly, all campers are expected to follow and support Convent & Stuart Hall Summer Program expectations at all times. Behavior or language that is perceived by staff to be disrespectful, hurtful, unsafe or threatening may result in dismissal from the program. This includes any behavior that the summer program administration believes undermines our ability to best serve the needs of all participants.

What should campers wear?

We ask that all campers wear attire appropriate for running, jumping and playing. Closed-toe tennis shoes are recommended. Sandals and flip-flops are not recommended. A full calendar of theme days and dress-up days will be sent in the months leading up to the first day of camp. Campers who are registered for both sessions will receive one camp T-shirt for the duration of the program.

Contacts

Extended Program Director(415) 292-3157
Extended Program Assistant Director